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PM denies claims that govt issuing casino licence for Forest City

Publish date: Thu, 25 Apr 2024, 05:23 PM

PUTRAJAYA (April 25): Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Thursday denied claims that the government will issue a licence for the operation of a casino in Forest City, Johor.

Speaking to reporters after attending the Madani Muhibbah Aidilfitri 2024 event jointly organised by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government and the Ministry of Communications here on Thursday, Anwar, in a brief reply, said: “There’s no such thing, (the issue of) the casino licence as a hoax. Not true.”

Anwar, who is also the finance minister, said this in response to the report published by an international news portal, Bloomberg, claiming that he had met with Berjaya Corp Bhd founder Tan Sri Vincent Tan and Genting Group chief executive officer and chairman Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay last week to discuss the matter.

The report stated that discussions on the issuance of the licence are still at the initial stage.

The Forest City project in Gelang Patah started in 2015 and has 28,000 completed residential units to date, with the first man-made island, measuring 560 hectares, serving as the development's major focus.

Forest City is also home to two hotels, two international golf courses, the largest Industrial Building System (IBS) prefabricated factory in Malaysia, Shattuck St Mary Forest City International School and a water theme park.

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go to borneo if taliban states reject sure borneo will welcome this new investment creating thousands of jobs for local

4 weeks ago


why target small market from sin? target chinaman, indonesian by put at sabah since new indon capital nusantara now closer to sabah....

4 weeks ago


Pmx must sue kaw kaw ppl who make this fake statment

3 weeks ago


Singapore govt never encourage people to gamble, but LSL chose to issue to 2 licenses for hyperscale gambling den. What it need to do is to charge $100 per entry for its citizen and PR. Singapore govt is reaping fruits from the very first day when it called for tender to the end of the world. From FDI, to tourist arrival, to employment, to revenue for govt and casino operators, to maintenance and regular upgrading of gaming facilities, all are contributing to prosperity of the city state. There was no political consideration but economy must be the first priority.

For Malaysia, politicking is is bread and butter for the survival of the govt of the day. Who want to sacrifice for economy at the expense of his political future?

3 weeks ago

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